house cat

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n house cat any domesticated member of the genus Felis
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Quotations

  • Edward Dahlberg
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    “One cat in a house is a sign of loneliness, two of barrenness, and three of sodomy.”
  • Marvin S. Levin
    Marvin S. Levin
    “If you are planning on doing business with someone again, don't be too tough in the negotiations. If you're going to skin a cat, don't keep it as a house cat.”

Usage

In literature:

The house not close enough to keep the cats and dogs out.
"Narrative of Richard Lee Mason in the Pioneer West, 1819" by Richard Lee Mason
Go out of my house and never come back again, you white-faced mewling cat.
"The Slave of Silence" by Fred M. White
At another time, a favourite old cat that was ill, crawled out of his house to die in the garden hedge.
"George Borrow in East Anglia" by William A. Dutt
The house dog and the house cat both were at the door as the Skunk arrived.
"Wild Animals at Home" by Ernest Thompson Seton
The China Cat was mended, but it was put in the glass-fronted corner cupboard in the drawing-room, because it had saved the House.
"The Magic World" by Edith Nesbit
It must have been an enchanted house and an enchanted cat.
"Little Folks (December 1884)" by Various
In their haste the two friends bolted into the kitchen of the farm-house, where an old tabby-cat lay dozing before the fire.
"Friends in Feathers and Fur, and Other Neighbors" by James Johonnot
Not a man, woman, or child crossed from one house to another; not a dog or a cat wandered about in the sunshine.
"A Christmas Accident and Other Stories" by Annie Eliot Trumbull
And what was worse, she chased his poor little cat right out of the house, and said she would have no cats there.
"Dick and His Cat and Other Tales" by Various
We shall be like rats in the walls of a house, where the cat cannot follow.
"The Italian Twins" by Lucy Fitch Perkins
I've enough to do with you an' Lafe an' those cats, without fillin' my house with sick pups.
"Rose O'Paradise" by Grace Miller White
The house cat is probably the worst enemy of our native songbirds.
"Scouting For Girls, Official Handbook of the Girl Scouts" by Girl Scouts
Barby had stamped her foot angrily at the sight of Dismal being forced to retreat to the house, but the cat was too much for her.
"The Electronic Mind Reader" by John Blaine
The cat was lying back of the house in the sunshine asleep.
"The Mexican Twins" by Lucy Fitch Perkins
He saw an old house, into whose door a great number of cats were passing.
"ZigZag Journeys in Northern Lands;" by Hezekiah Butterworth
It would seem very queer to you, my readers, to see tame hares running about the house instead of your pet dogs and cats?
"Harper's Young People, July 27, 1880" by Various
The wind began to blow through the house, and Alex got up and put out the cat and shut the door.
"Stories of the Foot-hills" by Margaret Collier Graham
The cat knocked a basin of milk over this afternoon,' says I, 'and so there isn't as much as usual in the house.
"A Life Sentence" by Adeline Sergeant
In my last letter I told you about the new black cat, Caesar, who had come to live in the Nelson house, and how anxious I was to know him.
"Letters from a Cat" by Helen Jackson
Turnover, the cat, and Skyrocket, the dog, who had been in the house ever since the big storm, were also glad to see their friend the goat.
"The Curlytops Snowed In" by Howard R. Garis
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In poetry:

"I thocht no ane was in the house,
That by the fire alane I sat,
Had in my haun a water jug,
An' at my feet the auld grey cat.
"Grannie's Dream: A True Incident" by Janet Hamilton
By the trail of the cats and the foxes,
By the foxes' and by the cats' trail,
I return with a bundle of letters
To the house where my joy will prevail.
"God's World" by Boris Pasternak
E--I've bought some bacon (Though it's much too fat),
But round the house there prowls a hideous cat;
Once should I see my bacon in her mouth,
What care I if my rooms look north or south?
"Eclogue:Composed at Cannes, December 9th, 1867" by Edward Lear
So Louis t'ink of de bimeby,
If he leev' so long as dat,
W'en he’s ole an' blin' an' mebbe deaf,
All alone on de house hese'f,
No frien', no money, no not'ing lef',
An' poor--can't kip a cat.
"The Devil" by William Henry Drummond
How warm the late November sun although how wan.
The white house stands a symbol of fulfillment there,
Housing one old woman, a cat, and one old man
After abundance but before the earth is bare.
"Symbol" by Robert Francis
And Betsey, she pretended to look about the house,
But she watched my side coat pocket like a cat would watch a mouse:
And then she went to foolin' a little with her cup,
And intently readin' a newspaper, a-holdin' it wrong side up.
"How Betsey And I Made Up" by William McKendree Carleton

In news:

House of Dreams one of few area shelters to take in cats with feline leukemia.
Two cats have wandered to our house.
A 10-month-old house cat was trapped inside of a washing machine for one hour and 45 minutes in a South African home.
Quick-thinking cat saves house from fire by opening the window.
Oxygen administered to cats after 4-alarm fire at abandoned George Street house.
(AP) — The seizure of more than 150 cats from a Kansas City home has animal control personnel scrambling to house them.
Oxygen administered to cats after 4- alarm fire at abandoned George Street house.
The cats naturally like to hang out a my house because my house is more fun and doesn't smell like the litter box of a billion cats.
Do house cats ever kill people.
Cathy Jenkins holds her cat "Ryan" who was found hiding in the bathroom during a house fire on Clinch Ave in Knoxville, Thursday, Dec 13, 2012.
The house is a sight, and I have to make a vet appointment to put Dad's cat down this week.
Descending on your house, there will be lots of extra people trying to pass a tasty treat to your cat or dog.
After years of studying how cats get their color, researchers have pinpointed an elusive gene underlying spots on cheetahs , stripes in house cats and patterns across the feline world.
Fat cat' in the White House.
Despite higher costs for raw materials, the company said its profitability increased, citing benefits from a price increase for cat litter, new products and in-house production of certain detergents .
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In science:

Tiger is also part of the felidae family, which includes small cats, such as the familiar house cat of the genus Felis.
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